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Of course, no list would be complete without the world's favorite third-string quarterback.
At this point, that's exactly what Tebow is—a quarterback. All the speculation over his role as an H-back or tight end appears tabled for now. According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston, the Patriots have "made it pretty clear" that Tebow is in Foxborough for quarterback development.
With Brady and second-stringer Ryan Mallett being locks to make the roster (assuming Mallett isn't traded), that means Tebow must prove he has enough promise if the Patriots are going to burn a roster spot to essentially redshirt him. Recently, the Patriots have only kept three quarterbacks the year after spending a mid-round pick on one, like Kevin O'Connell in 2008 and Mallett two years ago.
There's not much need to rehash the things Tebow must improve upon in order to stay on the roster, a topic that has been debated ad nauseum. It is worth noting, however, that one factor that may inadvertently work in Tebow's favor is all the off-field turmoil the Pats have experienced recently.
Belichick has taken chances on character recently, and his gambles are starting to backfire with Hernandez's arrest and Brandon Spikes' refusal to attend voluntary OTAs. Tebow's sterling character and locker room leadership may prove conducive in steadying some of the chaos surrounding the team, so long as Belichick can stifle the media attention.
Still, the Patriots remain a tight-knit unit with plenty of veteran leadership, and it would be shocking to see them collapse under the off-field scrutiny. Unless Tebow demonstrates marked and unexpected improvement, it might be time for the man who once had eerie mojo with the Biblical passage "John 3:16" to start praying again.
Chances of Making the Roster: 31.6%